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omg I feel retarded as shit! fuckignhell, sorry for the stupid questions, but YES I got my pc running cause I needed standoffs thanks everyone for the help

HammerOn: yeah Im about to do that right now thank you
Sorry I couldn't help but read this post and am now doubting (after building my pc a few months back) if I even used standoff screws?? I just installed the mobo in my case with the old screws that were holding my old mobo in place..is this bad:banghead:?
 

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did you pound the hell out of the delete key as soon as your keyboard light come on?
 
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PS2 or USB?
 
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Sorry I couldn't help but read this post and am now doubting (after building my pc a few months back) if I even used standoff screws?? I just installed the mobo in my case with the old screws that were holding my old mobo in place..is this bad:banghead:?
As long as they fit in the standoffs, you are fine. Honesty, I usually only use 4-5 standoff screws. The rest of them are just overkill.

omg I feel retarded as shit! fuckignhell, sorry for the stupid questions, but YES I got my pc running cause I needed standoffs thanks everyone for the help

HammerOn: yeah Im about to do that right now thank you
Don't feel bad. I did the no standoff thing with my very first build, back when the AMD 754 platform was just released. I shorted out the board, and it literally started smoking. :eek: That was the first and last board I killed. It's all good though, as we learn more from failure than we do in success.
 
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Check your voltage regulator chips to see if any of them are cracked, the short could have done in the board.... this is my second P5E for this reason. It turned on but wouldn't go into the bios just like this..
 
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Do you have a ps2 keyboard? It could be that you need to turn on your usb options in the bios.
 
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Check your voltage regulator chips to see if any of them are cracked, the short could have done in the board.... this is my second P5E for this reason. It turned on but wouldn't go into the bios just like this..
there just isnt getting any video right now im sitting here looking at it wonderin why the hell did I buy this pc
 

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So the computer is running but you have no picture, is that right?
You may have killed the board (hope not:()
Did you try switching out the ram?

EDIT: Sorry just saw the post above that answered my question:)
 
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So the computer is running but you have no picture, is that right?
You may have killed the board (hope not:()
Did you try switching out the ram?
havent tried the ram yet
 
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not the ram, doubt its the motherboard too, cause my friend had the same exact problem, he took it into frys and they fixed it
 

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What did they fix? Just curious~
 
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If you get too discouraged just leave it be for awhile and come back to it after coming up with some new ideas, ultimately it will work out... The worst feeling when doing a build is having a problem and not knowing what direction to go in to fix it, but it will eventually be worked out.
 
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What did they fix? Just curious~
they told my friend but he doesnt remember
If you get too discouraged just leave it be for awhile and come back to it after coming up with some new ideas, ultimately it will work out... The worst feeling when doing a build is having a problem and not knowing what direction to go in to fix it, but it will eventually be worked out.
yeah thats what im about to do


EDIt: friend said the guy from frys says that there was something not connected right
 
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Yeah it wasnt the cpu I wanted but, 930 and 920's are practically the same I've done some reviews and saw that it only made 2-3 fps difference
Besides clock speeds(and price), the 930 and 920 are exactly the same.
 
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well im starting back up on it now and I have no clue why my pc wont at least show me bios or anything its not even a blank screen just video isnt detected, any suggestions?
 
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Well it's not the ram, probably not the cpu... doubt it's the psu if it's coming on and staying on. So something board related or card related... have you tried another card yet? Or reseating it. If that doesn't work I'd say try getting another board.
 
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Well it's not the ram, probably not the cpu... doubt it's the psu if it's coming on and staying on. So something board related or card related... have you tried another card yet? Or reseating it. If that doesn't work I'd say try getting another board.
I believe its the board, so Im switching it out tomorrow for a different board, Im about to test my 5870 in my old pc, if it works, then its not the gpu, I may replace the ram also
 
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what the hell? where are the beep codes?
 
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what the hell? where are the beep codes?
lol I have no clue there wasnt any. but I have tried the video card on my old pc and it works great, nothing went wrong, I am certain the ram is also fine, (but I dont know any other way to test it dont have a ddr3 board) so yeah...motherboard told me to F off so Im going to replace it with the same or something better than this
 
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just for the hell of it... are there any bent pins on your monitors connector? if u used the same monitor with the old pc then nvm
 
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Wow you got lucky. Could of entirely destroyed your brand new pc..lol
Standoffs ftw XD.
Also sounding like a mobo problem to me, or still a short of some kind.
Some wire somewhere touching the case or something.
 
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Lol at the the standoff question. I laugh because I didn't install them on my first rig, luckily nothing fried on that either.

To the op, I had an embarassing thing happen recently on my board, the jumpers were missing from an rma I did, took me forever to resolve that little problem. Check the manual to see if you're missing a jumper somewhere.

Also, if you're getting no beeps, some motherboards you have to plug in the speaker to hear it, they're not built in, so if you got the mobo box look for it.

Also, if it's turning off after 4 seconds, you might wanna re-seat the cpu. It could be the boards shutting it down to save the cpu.
 
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lol, yeah turned out to be the motherboard all in all so I left it at compusa, so they could assemble and test it for me heres hoping they wont screw it up,lol